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“Authors on Deck” – 21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era

06/01/2015 02:00:45 pm
The United States Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” book lecture series proudly welcomes Lieutenant Commander Benjamin F. Armstrong, USN as he discusses his new book 21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern Era (Naval Institute Press, 2015)
For more than two decades William S. Sims was at the forefront of naval affairs and was a central figure in preparing the U.S. Navy for World War I. During the war he served as the senior naval commander in Europe and was instrumental in the establishment of the convoy system.  Despite the fact that he won a Pulitzer Prize for history and had a dramatic impact on the U.S. Navy, Sims’ books and articles are still often overlooked. 
This book is a collection of Admiral Sims’ written work, and it investigates his relevance in addressing the questions facing today’s military personnel and policymakers. Armstrong’s introductions and analysis of these essays links them directly to the issues of innovation, professional education, and leadership that are as important at the start of this century as they were at the start of the last.
Following the presentation, Armstrong will be available for a Q&A session and book signing.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
COST: Free and open to the public 
Lieutenant Commander Benjamin F. Armstrong, USN, is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Norwich University and is a PhD candidate in war studies with King’s College, London. He has been awarded the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement and is the editor of 21st Century Mahan.